Cyprus International Film Festival

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Cyprus International Film Festival
Location Nicosia, Cyprus
Language International

The Cyprus International Film Festival (CIFF) is an annual film festival held in Cyprus. The festival takes place in Nicosia in cooperation with the University of Nicosia and the Friends of Cinema Society.[1][2] The International Film Festival of Cyprus was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization. CIFF is the first international film festival held in Cyprus with a “competition section” in categories that include feature, short, animation, video art/dance/music, humanitarian, sport, and children films, devoted exclusively to independent emerging filmmakers.

Awards and features[edit]

The festival presents its CIFF Golden Aphrodite, Silver Aphrodite and Special Awards selected by a jury committee; it also features seminars, workshops and conferences for upcoming directors.[3]

CIFF Award Winner Jiiva shooting for Ko


The Cyprus International Film Festival is inspired by a group of dedicated individuals, event organizers, film producers, cinema experts, multimedia and audio visual specialists.The festival offers the opportunity to young aspiring directors from all over the world, to present their work in front of a Jury Committee and to receive a form of recognition through one of the awards.[4] The event runs annually every October since 2006 and has since then received accumulative recognition from international media. In 2011 it received film submissions from 95 countries.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Friends of Cinema Society". Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  2. ^ "News & Updates | University of Nicosia". Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  3. ^ "5th CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 13-22 October 2010 |". 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  4. ^ "SUIVEZ LA FLÈCHE, court métrage de Marc SAEZ Récompensé à LOS ANGELES aux LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARDS - Marc Saez sur (19:44)". 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 

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